Ashley Stryker

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Welcome to the home of my fantasy fiction! As for me, I love to tell stories. Everything you'll find here, there, and anywhere connected to me will have to do with telling stories. Whether that's the story of companies, of a failed heroine's journey to redemption, or how my dog figured out how to nestle underneath the comforter and startle my husband out of a deep sleep, it'll be a tale for the ages and one worth telling.

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3 Reasons Why I’m Giving Inkitt a Second Chance

3 Reasons Why I’m Giving Inkitt a Second Chance

Feb 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

So instead of a short story for Writer Wednesday, I’ll ask a question: Has anybody heard of Inkitt? Okay, yeah, I get it. Inkitt’s got a sucky reputation at the moment, and that’s (slightly) deserved. But after a brief hiatus, I’ll be returning. Here’s why. What the hell is Inkitt? So there are a lot […]

February ’16 Housekeeping

February ’16 Housekeeping

Feb 23, 2016 | No Comments

Hello, you lovely internet people, you! It’s been a while, I confess, but I’m back and here to stay (with a little luck and discipline). So! Let’s get to it, shall we? I’ll catch you up on what’s been going down. QUESTING IS STILL A GO! If you haven’t been reading Questing: A Failed Tale, then I’ll […]

Chapter One: Job Application (QUESTING)

Chapter One: Job Application (QUESTING)

Dec 28, 2015 | No Comments

That afternoon, the job board held a single job worth two tokens. In a city, the tokens might’ve been metal, stamped with the the deed to be done in the metal corresponding with the skill of the task to be tackled. (Brass for Novice, iron for Heroes, and steel for the near-impossible quests that required […]

Reviews

  • The first three chapters of Questing are very engaging and clean for a new draft. The characters are personable and well-established, even for those filling the smaller roles. Cara is quite the main characters, holding her own in the story naturally, allowing her strengths and flaws to come into play, even in these early chapters. She alone brings a lot of potential for the story to really, really flourish! […] Looking forward to more!

    ~Caitlin E. Jones on Questing: A Failed Tale for Inkitt

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  • [This] is a spellbinding little gem, more a prose poem or a piece or re-imagined folklore than a simple short story. It’s very tricky to pull of a story in this day and age without any dialogue at all, but the narrative voice is so compelling and descriptive that you hardly notice. Actually, the entire piece is like a monologue, as the narrator broods over the lure of the sea and takes her first steps towards its icy embrace. […] Beautiful writing throughout and a piece that seems alive in every sense of the word. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

    ~Joshua Gross on The Call of the Sea for Inkitt

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  • The story is… not enough, and in a good way. Charming, playful, fun and endearing, it is a total flip to your medieval hero fighting monsters for some cliche goal. It is interesting and humane, nothing bold or wonderful, you simply relate and sympathize with the main character. It leaves you wanting for more, to know what will happen and if there is any hope.I am eager to join in on her journey and encourage this author to write this story more.

    ~Alt on Questing: A Failed Tale for Inkitt

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